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Face to Faith: Students engaging students across the globe

The Tony Blair Faith Foundation’s Face to Faith program helps awaken students of the majority faiths to the feelings and experiences of students from other faiths and beliefs…. Read More

Building the bridge from research to practice

Practitioners are using ideas from research. But they’re selective in what they use. Ideas that make it into schools are deemed to be significant, philosophically compatible, realistic, and transportable…. Read More

Out of time

Testing is depriving teachers of the opportunity to encourage students to think and create…. Read More

Learning to lead

By JOAN RICHARDSON

I learned one of my first lessons about teacher leadership the hard way. It started with a call from a very angry principal one morning when I was a newspaper reporter in Detroit. He berated me about how badly my front-page story that day had damaged… Read More

Diverse schools serve all of us

Truly diverse schools are an educational imperative and benefit all students and the broader society…. Read More

Get a fresh start

Use the start of a new year to examine your beliefs about teaching…. Read More

Confusion reigns

Are American schools good or bad? It seems that we can’t decide…. Read More

How to Offer Praise and Criticism

Carol Dweck is the author of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success (Random House, 2006). We talked to her about the impact of praise and criticism on students’ mindsets.

Could you explain the difference between a growth mindset and a fixed mindset?
Carol: When people are in a fixed mindset,… Read More

Lesson plans from a tragedy

Personal tragedies tear at a school community but they can also strengthen a community’s bonds…. Read More

Principal advice

By Rick Dufour

Oscar Wilde once wrote, “Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.” If this is the case, I gained a lot of “experience” as the principal of a PLC school because I made a lot of mistakes.  Based upon these experiences, I share the following… Read More

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